This was just one of those shoots where the planets aligned and everything just worked.
My very first solo shoot was with Ria so we knew that we had a good working relationship, Ria had also told me that she had a very interesting and complicated LED hula hoop, she didn’t tell me that she was a total master with it.
So if you don’t know how this works, basically the strobes freeze the model in place but then the shutter on the camera stays open to capture the light painting, in this case from the hoop, I think these are around 5 second exposures. Setup wise, I had my a7r3 on a tripod with my 24-70 on it, all the lights in the room were off including the modelling light on my strobes. I was focusing with a torch, locking in focus and then firing my strobes. Ria would do her thing with the hula hoops producing the amazing light patterns.
I absolutely love this type of photography, no two images are the same and the results are fantastic.
This does mean however that I will need one of these hula hoops for myself! If I remember rightly its from @astralhoops.
Setting wise, everything is at iso 100, f8 ish and around 5 seconds for the exposure.
In all some great results, a few things to work on next time around and a hoop to purchase, I’ve already spoken to Ria about another shoot in the new year and I’m looking forward to what we can come up with.